After the past two weeks in Ferguson, we could really use an event to focus on morality, equality, rights and bringing people together. North Carolina has just what the doctor ordered, as today kicks off the Moral Week of Action.

If you can’t make it to Raleigh, as sadly I can’t, you can watch the live stream each afternoon by clicking here.

And if you’re still wondering what the snake line is, just listen to the man who founded the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina, Rev. Dr. William Barber from the speech he delivered at Netroots Nation last month in Detroit.

It all makes sense now, doesn’t it?

This was a week filled with lots of news we didn’t get to spend much time on, as our attention was mostly focused on Ferguson, MO. Now that things have calmed down a bit there, we took a look at some of the other news, including

Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power in Texas. And although many of the cable news pundits have declared it no big deal, Rachel Maddow turned to a Texas journalist who knows better for the real story:


Former VA Governor Bob McDonnell’s trial for corruption is in full swing and his defense strategy is to throw his wife under the bus. Seriously.  His testimony has been so soap-operatic that it prompted the Washington Post to publish a quiz:  “Bob McDonnell trial or Hugh Grant movie?” (I only got one wrong!)

There was some good news too, as we learned that both of the American health care workers who were brought back from Liberia to Emory University hospital suffering from Ebola were released and are fine.  And yesterday, a federal judge struck down Florida’s ban on same sex marriage, though the ruling was stayed pending appeals (which FloriDUH attorney general Pam Bondi is spending taxpayer money doing).

Stephen Goldstein, author of The Dictionary of American Political Bullshit  joined me this morning instead of during his usual Thursday morning time for this week’s No More Bullshit Minute, today discussing the bullshit concept of “States Rights” and his latest column for Context Florida, “Will Florida Be Another Ferguson?

And finally, we end each week with a trip back in time through my music radio archives. Today, we went back 20 years, almost to the day! It was August 24, 1994, at KSCA fm 101.9 in Los Angeles, for my first interview with Tori Amos. Her album “Under the Pink” had just been released and she was in LA during her tour.

Now, 20 years later, she’s still going strong, with brand new album, “Unrepentant Geraldines,” and a tour that takes her through Florida this weekend!

And that’s it for this week! I’ll be back Monday, though I think everyone else is on vacation, Radio or Not!